Don't Make Beats Like Me is a unique guide on music production designed to give a competitive advantage to any music producers serious about creating long-term success in the music industry. Chris shares wisdom from his own experiences as a beatmaker, the director of a music production community, and a senior member of a music licensing company. Several Grammy-winning, Platinum-plus producers also give testimonies about their own journeys to success through in-depth interviews. Together, these perspectives give music producers a 360-degree view of what it really takes to create success in music production. What happens after you make the beat? What kind of legal traps are waiting for you? What do you do when it's time to talk publishing? How do you manage you, the most important piece of equipment in your studio? Don't Make Beats Like Me answers these questions and more as Chris shares his deep insight. Unbelievable changes have taken place in music production-from the reduction of budgets and the number of paid projects to the streaming age and the rise of music licensing. Social media removed the gatekeepers. Technology leveled the playing field. This book is a response to these developments and the secret weapon in your regimen as you seek success as a music producer. This the bible of music production, no matter your skill or genre. If you're a novice, it's the first thing you buy after getting your equipment. If you're experienced, it'll take you to the next level. If you're a vet, it'll help you sustain success. Don't Make Beats Like Me will be critical to helping you become an exceptional producer.